De La Soul

De La Soul Discography

Albums

D 30169 De La Soul 3 Feet High And Rising (Album) Big Life, Big Life D 30169 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
TB 1029 De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead (Album) Tommy Boy TB 1029 US 1991 Sell This Version
TBCD 1063 De La Soul Buhloone Mind State (Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1063 UK 1993 Sell This Version
C31609 De La Soul Stakes Is High (Album) Tommy Boy C31609 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
TBC 736 De La Soul Stakes & Potatoes From De La Soul(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Tommy Boy Records TBC 736 US 1996 Sell This Version
TB1437DLS De La Soul Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (Album) Tommy Boy TB1437DLS UK 2000 Sell This Version
TBCD 1443 De La Soul AOI: Bionix (Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1443 US 2001 Sell This Version
06076-87512-2 De La Soul The Grind Date (Album) Sanctuary Urban, AOI Records 06076-87512-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
8122-78201-2 De La Soul Live At Tramps, NYC, 1996 (Album) Rhino Records (2), Tommy Boy 8122-78201-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
OTCD-2114 De La Soul The Impossible: Mission TV Series: Pt. 1 (Album) Red Lion Entertainment, AOI Records OTCD-2114 US 2006 Sell This Version
MIXMAG 11/06 De La Soul De La Soul's Hip Hop Mixtape(CD, Mixed) Mixmag MIXMAG 11/06 UK 2006 Sell This Version
CHF-F1041SF De La Soul Me, Myself & I(DVD-V + CD) Charly Films CHF-F1041SF UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Fela Kuti Vs De La Soul Fela Kuti Vs De La Soul - Fela Soul(File, MP3, Album, 320) Gummy Soul none US 2011
PIASR290LP De La Soul 's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve De La Soul 's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve - First Serve (Album) Jesgrew Records, [PIAS] Recordings PIASR290LP Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none De La Soul x J Dilla De La Soul x J Dilla - Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) Not On Label none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TB 910 De La Soul Plug Tunin' (Single) Tommy Boy TB 910 US 1988 Sell This Version
TB 917 De La Soul Jenifa (Taught Me) / Potholes In My Lawn Tommy Boy TB 917 US 1988 Sell This Version
X 14776, 102127·6, 102127 De La Soul Eye Know (Single, Maxi) Big Life X 14776, 102127·6, 102127 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
none De La Soul Me Myself And I (Single, Maxi) Tommy Boy, Tommy Boy none US 1989 Sell This Version
876 215-2 De La Soul Eye Know / Buddy (Single, EP) London Records 876 215-2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
BLR 14 C De La Soul Buddy / The Magic Number (Single, Maxi) Big Life, Big Life BLR 14 C UK 1989 Sell This Version
TB 943 De La Soul Buddy & Ghetto Thang (Single) Tommy Boy TB 943 US 1989 Sell This Version
BLR 10P De La Soul Say No Go (EP, Maxi, Single) Tommy Boy BLR 10P UK 1989 Sell This Version
BLR 14 R, BLR 14R De La Soul 4 New Remixes Big Life, Big Life BLR 14 R, BLR 14R UK 1989 Sell This Version
MAXI 108/9/10 De La Soul / Digital Underground / Information Society De La Soul / Digital Underground / Information Society - Το Ποπ Κορν Και Ο 9.84 FM Stereo Παρουσιάζουν Το Maxi Set Του Νοέμβρη(3x12", Maxi) Music Box International MAXI 108/9/10 Greece 1989 Sell This Version

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JusticeCenter2733

JusticeCenter2733

August 6, 2015
I love the J dilla production and a few tracks but Makaveli put these boys on a platter.
DotChannel

DotChannel

May 5, 2010
De La Soul are just about the only rap group I can say are almost "perfect". De La Soul have made more unique and original material than I can count. De La Soul aren't one of those groups that got better over time, they were brilliant from day one. That is, when they released their highly influential debut album '3 Feet High and Rising' which has received multiple 5 star reviews from multiple magazines and websites. Won't believe me? To name some of those magazines and websites: Rolling Stone, Allmusic, Village Voice, and RapReviews.com and the millions of De La Soul fans out there (like me).

De La Soul also aren't one of those groups that makes a really good debut album and then starts making garbage. No. They stayed consistent throughout and to this day. Their second album, 'De La Soul is Dead' was initially misunderstood but then became an underground classic. This was the same case with their third and fourth albums, 'Buhloone Mindstate' and 'Stakes is High' which have also gotten great reviews from the underground. De La Soul stopped making albums for four years and then released 'Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump' which wasn't as acclaimed as the other albums but was still very good. They released the second of their Art Official Intelligence series with 'AOI: Bionix' which was just as good as 'Stakes is High'. Their seventh studio album 'The Grind Date' was easily one of their best albums to date. Nearly every song on that album is perfect; lyrically and musically. Then they released 'Are You In?: Nike+ Original Run' which got the same ratings as 'Buhloone Mindstate', 'Stakes is High', 'AOI: Bionix' and so on.

Another thing that makes De La Soul a really good group is that they never sold out to the mainstream. They've been keeping it real through their whole career. The only moments where De La Soul have sort of sold out is when they collaborated with Sean Paul in their European bonus track for 'The Grind Date' (Which they only did because of Sean Paul's popularity in Europe, otherwise they wouldn't have done that). Their collaboration with Japanese pop star Double in "Say 'I Gotta Believe!'" (Which was made for the Japanese video game Parappa the Rapper). And their collaboration with the boy band LFO (Which I got to admit was pretty bad. But there must be an explanation for this, they were probably friends with one of the guys). But all these collaborations are fairly obscure and they must have an explanation.

Otherwise, I would highly recommend De La Soul. The only group that I can say is perfect. A very rare case.
sirherbert

sirherbert

February 15, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
One of hip-hop's most inventive groups bringing forth jazz rap, intellectual rap and the Native tongue movement. They have shifted quite a lot from the original innocent style they had back in the early 90's, thus losing a lot of their original attractive force.

IMO there's two albums you MUST get, the others aren't so much classics. They are 1) 3 Feet High and Rising (THE classic everybody knows) 2) De La Soul is Dead (misunderstood when it was released, but since then it's become an underground classic and rare). Buhloone Mindstate is in its way a good album, but like the other De La albums it doesn't come anywhere close to these two.

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